The latest rumors suggest the iPhone 5 could launch in September or October. Apple hasn't said if it will, but based on the fact that we haven't seen it yet, the timing seems perfect for a new smartphone in the fall.
Rumors about the future of Apple's iPhone and iPad are all the rage in the mobile space. From the executives at competitors like Google and Samsung to tech-forward consumers hoping to get their hands on the next-big-thing as soon as it hits store shelves, Apple's next moves are a guessing game full of speculation and rumor. But not all reports are created equal. Some surmise things that are just plain crazythat Apple would deign to run Android on its devices. Others, like speculation the next-gen iThings will have bigger or higher-resolution displays, seem more likely. In either case, customers and enterprises are clamoring for information on what they should expect from Apple when it finally unveils its new iPhones and iPads. With that in mind, here we offer up a quick cheat-sheet taking a look at rumors swirling about the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 that we think deserve the most attention. Will they all come true? As with other Apple products, it's impossible to know for sure. But one thing is certain, if the iPhone and iPad 3 do come with these features, they will be highly desirable on the open market. Flip through the following slides to learn more about what could be coming next from Apple.
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